PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man was killed and two firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a home in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.
Pittsburgh firefighters were battling a fire with heavy smoke at a home on Knox Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Pittsburgh Public Safety sent out an alert asking people to avoid the area.READ MORE: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic
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The biggest issue fighting the fire was that the stairway to the second floor collapsed. Firefighters had to use a ladder to try to get to the man stuck on the second floor, but did not get to him in time.
The victim was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office as 68-year-old Thomas Fox
Chief Darryl Jones says unfortunately firefighters found that man dead on the second floor. They can’t yet say how many people lived in the home, but know one woman did manage to escape.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Adding More Appointments
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Two firefighters were injured — one with a groin injury and the other with a twisted ankle.
The home next door is separated by only a few inches, but miraculously the flames didn’t spread.
There’s been no word on the fire’s cause.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Flu Activity Across State Remains Low
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